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Blog entry by BertFlores58 posted 02-05-2011 11:19 AM 1576 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Another design that is really time consuming but it is worth the effort.

I had already featured the PNG file previously as teaser but now it is done but I am still thinking on what I will do with it to become functional… Here it is:

The woods:

white—malaysian wood I don’t have any idea.
black – dungon
yellow – kakawate… madre de cacao… very hard wood
square centers – red narra
light brown – tanguile
dark brown .. malaysian wood
gray—malaysian wood.
yellow green – mango

Note: malaysian wood .. Upon renovation of our office… I have taken some of the 2×3 scraps and used it. It is imported Malaysian wood that I don’t know what kind. The problem with this wood … it easily splits when nailed.

MAYBE I WILL MAKE ANOTHER BOX out of this. I like it to be functional….

-- Bert



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degoose

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#1 posted 02-05-2011 11:20 AM

Imaginative…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 02-05-2011 01:25 PM

I really love the design! Truly a beautiful work of art! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 02-05-2011 02:40 PM

Might be good as a box using EZ mitre for a wrap around pattern.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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BertFlores58

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#4 posted 02-05-2011 03:07 PM

Thanks Larry and Sheila,
I have some more to do as follows:

The parabolic design….. I already have the idea how to put in flesh but I need a very thin kerf saw. Probably I need to buy now a scroll saw to cut vey thin kerf cut… The PLAN is to laminate two different color wood and cut the parabolic lines then reverse the pieces alternately then glue up accordingly to its proper position…. Hope I can do this….

ANOTHER one that was inspired by Theresa on her OCTAGONAL QUERY…..The octagon design…

If anyone who would like to try to make it, it is alright for me at no cost at all.

-- Bert

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#5 posted 02-05-2011 03:17 PM

I love them both! I would like to try the octagonal one myself. They are both quite amazing though! Do you cut all your pieces on a scroll saw? Just wondering . . . .

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 02-05-2011 03:49 PM

Yes Sheila you can do it in flesh and I am very glad.
No, I dont have scroll saw and it will add more time for me… What I do is to construct the symmetrical figures in rectangular form the cut it endgrain through a compound miter saw and assemble it for gluing.

-- Bert

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#7 posted 02-05-2011 04:00 PM

Oh, I see! In first looking at the design, it appeared that there were some curved edges (near the center of the octagonal one) I am always amazed at you and Martyn and the others who do that type of cutting for your precision in cutting things that way. I would be able to do it on the saw, but I would need to stack the different layers of wood and in essence make several designs. It would be very difficult for even the best scroll sawyer to make perfectly straight lines cutting this out. I would think the only way to make it work would be to stack cut it.

Hopefully I can find some wood and keep it in mind for one day. It is a beautiful design.

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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